Marta Cunningham

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April 11, 2014


Marta Cunningham is an accomplished actor turned first-time filmmaker. A native of Northern California, she was so moved by the story of Lawrence King’s murder that she became embedded in Oxnard and soon began filming those whose lives were touched by the tragedy for her documentary Valentine Road. At the age of 14, Cunningham danced with the company at The Peninsula Ballet Theater. She was awarded the prestigious Baker Scholarship at Georgetown University, where she studied English literature. She then moved to Los Angeles where she worked as an actress, writer, dancer and choreographer before focusing on directing and producing. Recently, Cunningham became a part of the Sundance Institute’s Film Forward program, which aims to enhance cultural understanding, collaboration and dialogue around the globe by engaging audiences. She has also joined the Sundance Institute’s Women Filmmakers Initiative, which assesses the role of women in the film industry. Cunningham is currently working on several narrative and documentary projects.